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American Assassin (2017)

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After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mitch Rapp
... Katrina
Christopher Bomford ... Bartender
... Mansur Recruit Video
Shahid Ahmed ... Adnan Al-Mansur
... Martial Arts Instructor
Nick Cavaliere ... Building Superintendent
Simon Connolly ... NSA Techie
... Khaled (as Yousef Sweid)
... American Operator (Mansur Compound)
... American Operator #2 (Mansur Compound)
... Dr. Frain
... Irene Kennedy
... CIA Officer Giving Nuke Intel (as JF Davis)
... Director Stansfield
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Storyline

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence throughout, some torture, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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15 September 2017 (USA)  »

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Asesino: Misión Venganza  »

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Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,846,778, 17 September 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,249,674, 9 November 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,167,951, 10 December 2017
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Antoine Fuqua was originally attached to direct. See more »

Goofs

In Turkey gendarmerie do not operate in cities. Military 4x4 vehicle is not painted in Turkish Army camouflage pattern. Turkish Otokar made version of the vehicle, which Turkish Army use have minor differences compared to vehicle used in the movie. See more »

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Stan Hurley: Patriotism exists because people like and people like me need a higher cause. Something bigger than us.
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The names of Dylan O'Brien and Michael Keaton appears in the "Diagonal Billing" method, which was first used for Paul Newman and Steve McQueen in The Towering Inferno (1974) See more »

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Written by Emiliano Palmieri
Performed by Giulia Luzi
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Good, even if it didn't follow the book
15 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Other than the names of the central characters, this movie bears only passing resemblance to the book. That being said, it works, most of the time. Mitch Rapp is totally believable. Michael Keaton is in darn good shape for a man his age, and his character is believable.

It's too bad that the producers bowed to the cancer of political correctness and made Irene Kennedy black. That was so out of keeping with the Mitch Rapp books. Shame on Hollywood for bowing to pressure.

All in all, the movie was worth the price of the ticket, and I only hope it does well enough at the box office to ensure that the series continues.


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